WORKING AT THE BALLPARK: THE FASCINATING LIVES OF BASEBALL PEOPLE – FROM PEANUT VENDORS AND BROADCASTERS TO PLAYERS AND MANAGER written by Tom Jones (Skyhorse Publishing $17.95 paperback 361 pages). If you ever thought of writing a book and couldn't come up with a subject, you should guy buy this book and read it. Tom Jones proves anybody can write a book that is interesting and fun (as well as fun to write). In his first book, the author has compiled a fascinating look at the lives of people in and around baseball. He travelled around the country and asked people working at the ballpark three questions; What is your job? How did you get into this line of work? What does this job mean to you? The answers provided by players, coaches, peanut vendors, broadcasters, and more make for an incredibly fun read. If you love the smell of the ballpark, the food, the atmosphere, and the game of baseball, this book is for you! Northwest baseball fans (as well as Red Sox fans nationwide) will enjoy hearing from Portland native Johnny Pesky and (ex) Mariners manager Mike Hargrove. For more information on this or any other Skyhorse Publishing book, click on www.skyhorsepublishing.com.
LISTEN TO AN INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR TOM JONES ON THE SCOTT LYNN SPORTS PODCAST PAGE AT 1190KEX.COM.